Tag Archives: California

Los Angeles to Ban the Box on Job Applications for Public and Private Employers

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to pass a ‘Fair Chance Initiative’ to “Ban the Box” from job applications and prevent public and private employers from asking applicants about criminal records while delaying background checks until conditional job offers, according to a blog on the website of Councilman Curren D. Price (District 9). The law will take effect January 1, 2017. Continue reading

California to Prohibit Employers from Considering Juvenile Records for Employment Purposes

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation taking effect January 1, 2017 – Assembly Bill No. 1843 – that will amend the California Labor Code to prohibit employers from considering certain juvenile records for employment purposes or asking a job applicant to disclose information concerning certain juvenile records occurring while that person was subject to juvenile court law. Continue reading

NAPBS Submits Comments to Los Angeles Mayor and City Council Regarding Ban the Box Legislation

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) has submitted comments to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the LA City Council regarding proposed “ban the box” legislation noting that rule amendments would pose “severe compliance challenges” for employers in the city, especially Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) currently regulated by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Continue reading

New California Law Requires Stricter Background Checks on Transportation Network Company Drivers

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will take effect January 1, 2017 – Assembly Bill (AB 1289) – and require Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft to conduct stricter background checks on their drivers or else face a fine up to $5,000 for each violation of the law. Continue reading

NAPBS Submits Comments to California Public Utilities Commission Concerning Transportation Network Companies

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) has submitted comments requested by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regarding the background checks of prospective Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers under the ‘California Public Service Commission Rulemaking 12-12-011’ (Order Instituting Rulemaking on Regulations Relating to Passenger Carriers, Ridesharing, and New Online-Enabled Transportation Services).’ To view the complete comments from the NAPBS, click here. Continue reading

Sacramento CA May Ban the Box on Job Applications

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The City of Sacramento, California is considering a law that may “Ban the Box” and prohibit private companies from receiving city contracts if they ask their workers whether or not they have a criminal conviction on job applications, according to a report from KCRA 3 News in Sacramento. Continue reading

Santa Clara County Court Strike Ends after Clerks Approve New Contract

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Operations at Santa Clara County Courts in California have returned to normal after striking employees voted “overwhelmingly” to approve a new contract and return to work, ending a walkout by over 300 court workers that began August 3, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Continue reading

Santa Clara County Court Officials Detail Possible Impact of Strike by Hundreds of Clerks

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A statement released by Santa Clara County (California) Court Officials details how the courts might be impacted by a planned strike by hundreds of court clerks on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, according to a document available on The San Jose Mercury News website. Continue reading

HR West 2016 to Feature Session on California Background Checks by Attorney Lester Rosen

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

The HR West 2016 Conference presented by the Northern California HR Association (NCHRA) will feature a session entitled ‘Legally Using Criminal Background Checks for California Employers’ by Attorney Lester Rosen, the founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources (ESR), on Monday, March 7, 2016, from 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM PT. Continue reading

Complaint Claims Violations of California ICRAA by Consumer Reporting Agency

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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

A complaint filed in Superior Court of California County of San Francisco claims a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) has violated the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA), California Civil Code § 1786 ET SEQ. The ICRAA “regulates the procurement, content, and use of criminal, credit, medical, and other background checks by investigative credit reporting agencies and employers.” Continue reading